Qatar Diabetes Association Al Bawasil CampQatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has started final preparations for its 15th international annual Al Bawasil Camp for children with diabetes.

Al Bawasil International Spring Camp is part of a variety of Qatar Foundation initiatives that promote healthcare in the State of Qatar through education and awareness of prevalent health problems, as well as providing effective ways to deal with them. QDA’s camp also supports QF on its mission to be a catalyst for change by fostering and supporting children and parents to commit to positive health behaviours all through the past 14 years.

Al Bawasil, which takes place from 31 January to 5 February 2015 at Aspire Academy, is the largest camp in the region that brings together children with diabetes from across the MENA region and beyond for a week-long learning and activity-driven experience.

Once again, QDA is organising the Al Bawasil Camp so that children with diabetes from different countries can gather together, share experiences and improve their knowledge of diabetes. The programme is designed to help participants lead a healthy lifestyle, build their confidence in managing the condition and grow to become active members of their community.

Al-Bawasil Camp has a daily programme of education and fun activities supervised by a specialised medical team. Workshops and other activities will also form part of the camp, with some being held in collaboration with Aspire Academy highlighting the importance of sport in controlling the effects of diabetes.

Children from Qatar, as a hosting nation, Sudan, Afghanistan, Morocco, Pakistan, Iraq, India, Lebanon, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Palestine will be present. Children from UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya are also expected to participate.

QDA announced the continuation of registration for both boys and girls from Qatar, aged 7-11 years old to participate in the camp.

For more information or registration, call 4454 7311 or 4454 7333. Registration for the camp will close on Tuesday 20 January 2015.